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Cindy Williams, ‘Laverne & Shirley’ star, dead at 75

CNN — Cindy Williams, the dynamic actress known best for playing the bubbly Shirley Feeney on the beloved sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has died, according to a statement from her family, provided to CNN by a representative. She was 75. Williams died after a short illness, said the statement from her children Zak and Emily …

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Ashley Judd says she needed more therapy after seeing her mother’s death scene in media

CNN — Ashley Judd says she had to re-enroll herself in trauma therapy to cope with the recent media coverage of her mother’s death. Country musician Naomi Judd, a five-time Grammy winner, died by suicide in April last year after a long battle with anxiety and depression. She was 76. In an interview with the …

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Lisa Loring, original Wednesday Addams actress, dead at 64

CNN — Lisa Loring, best known as the first actress to play Wednesday Addams in the original “The Addams Family” sitcom, has died at the age of 64. Loring’s daughter, Vanessa Foumberg, confirmed in a statement to Variety that her mother died Saturday of a stroke. “She went peacefully with both her daughters holding her …

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MrBeast helps 1,000 blind people see again by sponsoring cataract surgeries

CNN — YouTube superstar MrBeast is making the world clearer – for at least 1,000 people. The content creator’s latest stunt is paying for cataract removal for 1,000 people who were blind or near-blind but could not afford the surgery. “We’re curing a thousand people’s blindness,” says MrBeast – real name Jimmy Donaldson – in …

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YouTube star MrBeast helps 1,000 blind people see again by sponsoring cataract surgeries

CNN — YouTube superstar MrBeast is making the world clearer – for at least 1,000 people. The content creator’s latest stunt is paying for cataract removal for 1,000 people who were blind or near-blind but could not afford the surgery. “We’re curing a thousand people’s blindness,” says MrBeast – real name Jimmy Donaldson – in …

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Annie Wersching, best known for role in ’24,’ dead at 45

CNN — Actress Annie Wersching passed away of cancer early Sunday morning, her publicist, Craig Schneider told CNN. Wersching was 45 years old. She was best known for playing FBI agent Renee Walker in the series “24.” Wersching’s husband, Stephen Full, released a statement to CNN: “There is a cavernous hole in the soul of …

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Tom Verlaine, punk rock guitarist of rock band Television, dies at 73

CNN — Tom Verlaine, founding member of seminal New York punk band Television, died Saturday at age 73 “after a brief illness,” according to a news release from Jesse Paris Smith, the daughter of Verlaine’s former partner Patti Smith. Verlaine died “peacefully” in New York City, “surrounded by close friends,” according to the release. The …

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In Japan, pet fish playing Nintendo Switch run up bill on owner’s credit card

CNN — Here’s something you don’t see everyday. Pet fish playing a video game in Japan managed to log on to the Nintendo Switch store, change their owner’s avatar, set up a Pay Pal account and rack up a credit card bill. And it was all seemingly livestreamed, in real time, on the internet. The …

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